Race Notice – HGA Races at Falls Creek

Race details for the 2010 Snowgum Wodonga High Plains Tour and Howmans Gap Victorian Relays Continue reading

2010 Birkebeiner Classic Cancelled

The decision has been made to cancel both the  Birkebeiner Classic (Sat 3rd July) and the Ski de Femme (Sun 4th July).

The decision was made after taking into consideration the existing poor snow cover and high probability that this snow cover will not improve over the next two days. Continue reading

National Race Licences Due

Race Licences for 2010 are now due and available via the Ski & Snowboard Australian website. All skiers who wish to compete in national or state championship events at open, junior, or masters level will need some form of SSA Registration. In particular all athletes requiring a FIS Licence should register as soon as possible via the SSA website if they want to be eligible for FIS points during the Australian winter. Continue reading

Paddy Pallin Junior Classic 2010

The Paddy Pallin Junior cross country ski race will be held at 11am on Saturday 3 July 2010 – at the Perisher Valley Nordic Shelter. The race is for children up to 16 years of age (for the 2010 race you must be under 16 years at 31 December 2009). The Paddy Pallin Junior has been a Perisher Valley event for many years; our records suggest that this is the 52nd year. It is the OLDEST cross country ski event in Australia (older than the KAC and older than the Paddy Pallin Classic (now replaced by the Snowy Mountains Classic) – and it’s just for the YOUNGEST skiers. Continue reading

2010 Australian Ski Chase

The Australian Ski Chase is a XC Ski Racing Series that incorporates 19 of Australia’s top club based citizen races. Complete 5 events and be eligible for a share in over $2000 worth of prizes.

To enter email your: name, year of birth, email and postal address to australianskichase@gmail.com. Continue reading

AIS Testing Camp

Last weekend the Cross Country National Team completed a testing camp at the Australian Institute of Sport. Fourteen team members took part in the three days of testing, which included VO2 max tests on a treadmill, upper body power tests, and a biomechanical analysis of double poling technique. Continue reading

Cross-Country Skiing Holiday Programs

Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club and Wangaratta Ski Club are organising the following programs in the second week of the Victorian School Holidays. The programs cater for beginner to advanced cross-country skiers. Places are limited and allocated in order of receipt of payment. Continue reading

Kangaroo Hoppet Earlybird Entries

Hello Skiers,

We have snow at Falls Creek.  Check out the Snow Cam at

Just a reminder that the Kangaroo Hoppet Earlybird closing date  is on Wednesday June 30th (midnight Australian EST).

If you want to take advantage of the lower earlybird entry fee, please log on to http://www.hoppet.com.au and register on-line.

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1000m Double Pole Record

Back on May 22 many Australian cross country skiers headed to Mt Beauty for the annual 1/2 Marathon and other fun run events.  Results from the running events are available on the www.mtbeauty.com site. The day also saw the first serious attempts at the Australian 1000m Ski Erg record.

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Welcome to AUS XC

Welcome to AUS XC!

The aim of this website is to distribute news on cross country skiing in Australia, particularly about cross country ski racing. Its predecessor is the XC Files, or the Australian Cross Country Skiing Website, which was established in 1997 as part of the Kangaroo Hoppet site. All the archived news and results from 1997 to 2010 are still available on the Hoppet site. Continue reading